Men’s Basketball

USD Men Behind Mooney Beat Denver to Make Summit Championship

USD Men Behind Mooney Beat Denver to Make Summit Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota got 20 points from Matt Mooney and 11 from Triston Simpson in a blowout 76-58 win against Denver Monday to reach the Summit League Tournament championship game for the first time. The second-seeded Coyotes will take on top-seeded South Dakota State at 8 p.m. Tuesday for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament. Like the…

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

Summit League honors were dominated by South Dakota State and USD. Dawn Plitzuweit was named women’s coach of the year after her Coyotes went unbeaten in league play, something that hadn’t been done since 1994 in the conference. TJ Otzelberger was named men’s coach of the year after the Jackrabbits won the regular season title. Both coaches are in just…

Northern’s Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

Northern's Pollard Named MVP of NSIC Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, SD… DJ Pollard came up big when his team needed him the most. The senior guard scored 21 points Tuesday as Northern defeated SMSU 81-75 in the NSIC title game at the Sanford Pentagon.  As a result, Pollard was named the post season tournament Most Valuable Player. The Wolves improved to 31-3 and will see how NW Missouri…

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 9 Northern State University men’s basketball team sealed their first NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Title since the 2004-05 season, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 81-75 on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves swept the NSIC championships winning the overall, north division, and tournament crowns. They are now 31-3 this season. It was a…

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern men looked like they would win the GPAC title in a very hostile environment-Alley Gymnasium in Sioux City, home of the Morningside Mustangs. Colton Kooima led the way with 23 points and the Red Raiders led by 9 at the break. The lead increased to 12 on a Nathan Wedel hoop. But Morningside rallied to…

Seniors Leading Northwestern Men

Seniors Leading Northwestern Men

ORANGE CITY, IA…The Northwestern Red raider men take a 25-5 record to Sioux City Tuesday night for the GPAC championship game against Morningside. And head coach Kris Korver feels pretty good knowing he has such strong senior leadership on his team. Something that’s made a huge difference both on and off the court for his squad. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…

Ian Smith’s Late Hoop Lifts Northern Past Mankato

Ian Smith's Late Hoop Lifts Northern Past Mankato

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Down one with 14 seconds remaining, the No. 11 Northern State University men’s basketball team had ball with the game on the line. Junior Ian Smith stepped up big, driving the lane and hitting the game winner with just five seconds left on the clock. The 79-78 victory over Minnesota State propels the Wolves into the…

Bruggeman’s 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

Bruggeman's 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman poured in 28 points, dished out six assists and had five rebounds to pace Southwest Minnesota State to a 73-66 victory over St. Cloud State in the semifinals of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU, the No. 1 seed from the South Division, will now face…

SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

SDSU Men Outlast USD for Summit Title

BROOKINGS, SD…Four Jackrabbits reached double figures and South Dakota State claimed its first-ever outright Summit League Regular Season Championship Thursday night at Frost Arena in a 76-72 victory over rival South Dakota. Playing in front of 4,138 fans in their regular season home finale, the Jacks (24-6, 12-1 Summit League) locked up the No. 1 seed in next month’s Summit…

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

Dakota State Men Fall at Dickinson State

DICKINSON, N.D. – Third-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) scored the first 11 points of the game in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men’s Basketball Postseason Conference Tournament versus sixth-seeded Dakota State (S.D.) Thursday evening at Scott Gymnasium.  The Blue Hawks never trailed in the game as they advanced to the semifinals with a 79-59 victory over…

Zach Borg Previews SDSU-USD from Frost Arena

Zach Borg Previews SDSU-USD from Frost Arena

The men’s Summit League title is on the line Thursday night in Brookings. The Jackrabbits brought a half game lead, but with USD right behind the winner the conference regular season championship was on the line. Zach Borg has a preview from Frost Arena. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story…

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

Spencer, Warren help Augie men advance

SIOUX FALLS –The first few minutes of Wednesday’s NSIC Tournament first round game looked like it would be an easy Augustana win, but the NSIC North’s No. 4 seeded Bemidji State Beavers made the No. 5 seeded Vikings out of the south division work for their 88-72 win in the Elmen Center. Teams take a win any way they can…

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

Cougar Men Win 20th, Roll into NSIC Quarterfinals

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The USF men won for the 20th time this season on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NSIC playoffs. The Cougars beat MN-Crookston 98-68 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Sanford Pentagon. Trevon Evans paced the way with 23 points, Drew Guebert had 20 and Aaron Rothermund had 17 as USF shot 60% from…

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

Korver Says His Red Raiders Can Score

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders roll into the GPAC post season tournament with a high scoring and veteran team. Kris Korver has 6 talented seniors on his 23-5 team that is ranked 10th in the NAIA. And he feels it’s their ability to ball that makes them tough to play against. The winner of the GPAC tournament gets…

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

MITCHELL, SD…Matt Wilber’s DWU Tigers are one of many teams that could win the GPAC Tournament starting Wednesday and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux Falls. He feels there are 6 or 7 teams from his conference that are plenty good enough to make it. Which just emphasizes how tough the league is on a nightly basis and…

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

  (Men’s Recap) MITCHELL, S.D. – With less than five minutes to play, the No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team used a 15-4 run to close out the game and defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent, No. 10 Northwestern College 85-69 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Both offenses were slow to begin the game as the…

Smith is Impressed With the Season For USD

Smith is Impressed With the Season For USD

VERMILLION, SD…The USD Men’s Basketball team plays at Oral Roberts Wednesday night looking for win number 23 on the season. And with the schedule they have played, even head coach Craig Smith is impressed and proud of what his guys have accomplished. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Craig Smith, Men’s Basketball, USD Coyotes

USF Sweeps Augie at SF Arena

USF Sweeps Augie at SF Arena

SIOUX FALLS… The University of Sioux Falls basketball teams earned a sweep of cross-town rival Augustana Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. Mariah Szymasnski scored 23 points as the Coo built a big early lead in the women’s game. Shelby Selland rallied the Vikes with 18 points and 9 rebounds. But USF prevailed 64-59 in overtime, handing Augie just…

Coyotes With Impressive Win over Fort Wayne

Coyotes With Impressive Win over Fort Wayne

VERMILLION, S.D. – Five players in double-digit scoring led the South Dakota men’s basketball team to an 86-69 victory over Fort Wayne Thursday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Matt Mooney and Triston Simpson each tallied a team-high 17 points while Nick Fuller came off the bench for 14 points. Tyler Hagedorn and Tyler Peterson each added 10 points…

Wedel Gets Even Better With Time

Wedel Gets Even Better With Time

He’s a 6′ 4″ senior who leads the team in rebounds, assists and nets more than 20 points a game, including a standout 46 points against Dordt earlier this season. Kris Korver, NW MBB Coach:”I love the way Nate is playing like a senior. At the end of the day he’s been around the block. He took a lot of…